Schools waiting on electricity, other repairs to open

(WJHG) -- Here is a look at the latest school information county by county.

Blountstown High School gym, baseball and football fields, Photo date: 10/13/2018 / Joel Sebastianelli via Facebook / @jsebastianelli

The athletic director for Vernon High School and head coach Gerald Tranquille said their game at Holmes County High School this Friday is still happening.

For a look at damage to some schools, click here.

Bay District Schools

According to their Facebook page, Bay District Schools had a meeting Monday morning to plan the next steps. They will be meeting again Tuesday, October 16th to continue to work on that plan.

They are looking at shared campuses for some schools, more information will likely be released by the end of this week.

They said power is being restored quickly and they hope to hear about water soon.

They may make online resources available to students in the days to come. Counseling and activities are coming to shelters shortly. They are coming up with a plan to reconnect with employees.

A football game was scheduled for Friday night, but due to power and curfew issues, the team cannot play. However, a football game has been scheduled for Saturday at noon between Mosley High and Pensacola High. The game will be played at Tommy Oliver Stadium. Food and entrance are FREE! Click here for more details.

Calhoun County

Ralph Yoder, the superintendent of schools in Calhoun County, announced some updates via Facebook Tuesday morning.

He says temporary repairs are already underway, but to avoid school facilities during the recovery process.

School will resume as soon as possible, once electricity is restored to the area. Current estimates on power restoration range from three to eight weeks. Once school resumes, they will be working with the Department of Education to find ways to address instructional time requirements.

Read the full Facebook post here.

Franklin County

School will remain closed through 10/19/2018. School officials expect to have more information for parents and students after a scheduled conference call with administrators later this week.

All school-related activities also are canceled.

The Franklin County School Board workshop special meeting scheduled for 10/15/18 also was cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

"Hurricane Michael has made his mark on our community but heart of the Seahawk family can not be shaken. We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation throughout this recovery process," the school district wrote on Facebook.

Gulf County School District

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Jackson County School District

The Jackson County School Board released the following:

"The Jackson County School Board will hold the scheduled Board Meeting and Executive Session on Tuesday October 16, 2018. The meeting location has been moved to the Marianna High School library and will begin at 4 PM. The board meeting is open to the public. Two "Just Cause" items will be added to the agenda for consideration. These items are emergency contracts with companies to begin repairs at Riverside and Grand Ridge schools due to Hurricane Michael. An Executive Session will follow the regular meeting and is a CLOSED meeting. Both meetings have previously been advertised.

Area school districts are sending workers to assist our community with school restoration. Any volunteers able to help with school projects are asked to meet Monday (October 15) at 8AM at the district bus barn on Penn Avenue to receive information and directions. Bring gloves, chain saws, and gas if you can operate a chain saw. Plans are to start with Marianna Middle and Jackson Alternative on Monday. If you are available to help on other days please check Facebook for daily work locations or contact one of our school/district administrators.

Lastly, teachers, employees, and volunteers, please DO NOT start any clean up INSIDE of any school building until our insurance adjusters determine the damage. For safety reasons, work at Riverside and Grand Ridge will begin with professional companies.

Thank you for any assistance you or your family can give and we certainly understand so many families have immediate work to be done at their own homes and businesses."

Liberty County schools

All school will be canceled until further notice.

Washington County schools

Washington County schools will be closed October 15-19, 2018. You can continue to check its Facebook page for updates.



 
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